Directors & advisers
Date of Appointment: 10 May 2019
Graham is an investment and financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience in the private equity industry. A chartered accountant, Graham was one of the founding partners of SL Capital Partners LLP, (formerly Standard Life Investments (Private Equity) Limited) where he was a partner and board member until 2010. During his 13 years at SL Capital, he was one of the managers of Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc and was a member of the advisory boards to a number of leading private equity fund managers. In 2013, Graham co-founded TopQ Software Limited, a technology company which develops software for the private equity industry. TopQ Software was acquired by eVestment Inc (now part of NASDAQ Inc) in 2015, where until early 2018, Graham was a director of their private markets data and analytics business. Graham is currently a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust plc, chairman of Datactics Limited and a non-executive director of Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Trust plc.
Date of Appointment: 26 November 2019
Chris has a strong career rooted in technology through which he progressed from corporate executive to businessman. Chris has co-founded a number of companies and has directly invested in several more, gaining extensive experience in high growth businesses.
Date of Appointment: 01 January 2023
Lindsay is an experienced Non-Executive Director, Audit Chair, Trustee and Committee Chair having set up and grown a Family Office over the last twenty years where she established and oversaw a diverse investment portfolio. She is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit at the Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust plc, sits on the Investment Oversight Committee for a Family Office, is the Chair of Governors at St John’s College School, Cambridge and a Trustee and Member of the Finance and Investment Committee at Goodenough College.
Lindsay was previously an International Corporate Tax Partner at Ernst & Young for several years and prior to that she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser at Price Waterhouse. She is well qualified to assume the role of Audit & Risk Committee Chair succeeding Graham Paterson who retires from that role on becoming the Chairman of the Company following the Annual General Meeting of the Company on 24 May 2023 and the retirement of Jonathan Cartwright.
The Board appointed Lindsay as a member of the Audit & Risk Committee on 1 January 2023 as well as a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Investment Committee.
VCT Status Adviser
Philip Hare & Associates LLP
6 Snow Hill
Portunus Investment Solutions Limited
83 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0HW